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Manufacturing Assembly Operators

Sterling Lumber

  • From the top down, we are all co-workers. It creates a real sense of satisfaction to know you are part of a family.

    Carter Sterling, CEO

$12.00 - $20.00 / Hour

We are looking for individuals who actively demonstrate a desire to work and the ability to learn with a positive attitude focused on Safety, Quality, and Productivity.  We focus on maintaining high levels of cleanliness. Show up, every day, with a desire to work and learn, and you will have many opportunities for advancement at Sterling Lumber Company. Starting hourly wages range from $12 - $14 with the potential to advance into other more skilled positions earning $18 - $20. We offer and excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Profit Sharing and 401K. Candidates must be willing to work alternate shifts, weekends, and overtime as required. Listed below are our current job openings:  

Operators – Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturing
We will train you to become proficient in all aspects of running the highly automated line. Operators also perform daily maintenance (cleaning, lubrications, checks) to the CLT line. Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is helpful. You will have advancement opportunities as you work your up from CLT-In Training to CLT Level IV. Our highest need currently is on 2nd shift.  

Operators – Mat Wash Line
Operators will perform a variety of duties such as: safe forklift operation, maintain a safe, clean and organized work area, handling and inspecting materials, maintaining/monitoring automated equipment. The individual will have previous experience with safe forklift operation, be comfortable working outside (in all weather conditions) and working around large, mobile equipment. Opportunities for overtime during the week and on weekends.

Material Handlers – Warehouse and Yard
Material handlers require ample experience handling materials in both a warehouse environment and outside yard. Previous forklift certification is required. Experience with forklift capacity of 10,000 lbs. and up preferred. Opportunities for overtime during the week and on weekends.

Lab Technician -SPC Coordinator
Requires expertise in Statistical Process Control in a manufacturing environment and interested in learning to perform laboratory testing (of wood products) and the associated record keeping. This is a key position in our growth as a manufacturer of ground protection systems manufactured from lumber. 3-5 years previous experience in either Quality Control, SPC, Lab Testing, is required.


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About the Company

Sterling Lumber Company is a leading manufacturer and service provider of ground protection systems to the Global Energy Infrastructure Marketplace. Sterling Lumber Company was named to Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s Fast Fifty as Chicago’s fastest-growing companies in 2014 and 2015.


501 E 151st St, Phoenix IL

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